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Distracted Driving

By: Jamie Wetherington | April 18, 2019
Distracted Driving

Distracted driving seems to be in the headlines every other day — and it can feel like we’ve heard it all 100 times before. Yes, texting and talking on your mobile while driving is bad. We get it. We even went out and bought hands-free devices. Isn’t that enough? We do live in a multi-tasking world, after all. But the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) and other safety groups aren’t going to let us off that easy — not when 1 out of 10 fatal traffic accidents are caused by inattention behind the wheel...

Horseplay Has No Purpose

By: Jamie Wetherington | March 19, 2019
No Horseplay Sign

Just about every mother has imparted the warning, “It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.” These words of wisdom don’t just apply to children at play; they ring true in the work environment as well. “Horseplay” on the job may lead to injuries and accidents — some even with deadly consequences. For example, any tool tossed at or toward a coworker has the potential to injure or possibly kill...

The Chemicals in Your Workplace

By: Jamie Wetherington | February 19, 2019
Haz Com

Let’s start with the basics. No matter what kind of company you work for and what its primary business activities are, you most likely have chemicals in your workplace. They might be housekeeping chemicals like floor cleaners and paints, maintenance chemicals like oils and lubricants, or process chemicals like acids or solvents used to manufacture a chemical product. You might find these chemical products under the sink in the breakroom, in a drum in a chemical storage cabinet, or on a table right in the middle of a workstation.…

OSHAs stance on Fixed Ladders in the Workplace

By: Jamie Wetherington | January 24, 2019
fixed-safety-ladder

Let’s review the new rule with fixed ladders in the workplace so to be sure employers can be aware to avoid citations and fines. With fixed ladders being widely used, historical data shows trends of accidents. BLS (Bureau of Labor and Statistics) has shown a rise in fall injuries from fixed ladder. So OHSA has mandated new rules that are changing the industry…

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